Fedora and LVM
Posted Oct 31, 2012 16:42 UTC (Wed) by dwmw2
Parent article: Fedora and LVM
My biggest problem with LVM is that it's massively more fragile than the basic partitioning setup. And, as noted, with no real benefit in the basic laptop/desktop case.
I run a number of machines, and mostly I remember to disable LVM when installing them. I have lost count of the number of times that something's gone wrong with the ever-increasingly-baroque initrd, leaving mount-by-UUID and LVM non-functional, while a simple boot with 'root=/dev/sda2' has been sufficient to get it working again. And of the number of times that I've attempted to perform a similar task on an LVM-inflicted machine, and been screwed.
I have, on the other hand, resized partitions and switched from dual-500GB disks in RAID-1, to dual-1½TB disks in RAID-1, without having to use LVM. So even on the rare occasion that I've actually done disk-juggling stuff, LVM didn't help me.
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